Month: July 2020

Coca-Cola Introduces New “Pour by Phone” Contactless Technology

Contactless payments have been there since the 1990s, but the COVID-19 pandemic has brought it to the limelight. Moreover, the trend is here to stay for a more extended period, given the circumstances. Recently, the global beverage brand, Coca-Cola, is all set to add a variant by launching a contactless option for its consumers’ feasibility …

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This Proposal Would Allow Businesses to Get another PPP Loan

Congress has expressed interest in approving the next round of Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans. If this happens, small businesses can expect a wave of help coming their way. Following the approval, The Prioritized Paycheck Protection Program (P4) Act is a source of funding for small businesses. Businesses that employ less than 100 people can apply …

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Visa Looks to Make Plastic Cards Sustainable

Visa has an ambition to improve the world and minimize its environmental impact. Thus, they are collaborating with the CPI Card Group to produce ‘Earthwise High Content Card’ for Visa cardholders. The credit card, made of 98% upcycled plastic, would enable both contactless and contact payments. Besides this, the aim is to make cards EMV compliant with dual-interface …

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Walmart and Shopify Team Up On E-commerce Marketplace

The collaboration between Walmart and Shopify is all set to conquer the e-commerce industry. They will provide fierce competition for Amazon, as around 1200 companies selling on Shopify will now be able to sell on Walmart U.S by the end of this year. Shopify’s vice president of product, Satish Kanwar, considers Walmart of size and …

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Accepting Contactless Payments. What You Need to Know.

Your customers don’t want to touch your credit card machine. It’s nothing personal, they don’t really want to touch anything that they don’t have to these days. Luckily for those of us that still use hand held or counter top credit card machines to either swipe or dip the chip to accept payment, contactless solutions …

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Five Things To Consider When Switching Merchant Services Providers In 2020

Because of the complexity of credit card processing, it’s hard to know when or if to switch merchant services providers. With the added confusion of automatically renewed contracts, equipment leases, and hidden fees, a business may feel it needs to outsource the research on their already outsourced credit card processor. Here are five things to consider …

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